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The Aging Mirror

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The Gray Mirror

According to Ideo, studies have shown that when confronted with artificially aged photographs of themselves, young people are more willing to save for retirement or adopt healthier behaviors. Designed by Ideo Boston, the Gray Mirror is a concept that allows younger folks to see themselves fast-forwarded, displaying positive messages about aging and encouraging them to make healthy choices while they still can.  (Ideo.com)

WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET YOUR ATTENTION…TAKE CARE OF YOU! 

Your health IS my business. Let’s do wellness together, for the health of it!

 

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  • WHY RACQUETBALL?  

 

 

 

THINK OF RACQUETBALL AS A WAY TO:

  • DE- STRESS
  • GET FIT
  • LOSE WEIGHT
  • A FUN WORKOUT

Racquetball provides an excellent opportunity to improve health the TCOY way: head, heart and body.

 

HEAD – With MINDFULNESS being a buzz word these days, I can assure you this:  YOU WILL BE MINDFUL WHEN PLAYING RACQUETBALL!!  Where else does a ball go flying around at 60-100 mph?  LOL

 

HEART & BODY – You will get a great cardio workout PLUS, the friendships you develop are true treasures.  I have racquetball friends from the ’80’s and all I have to do is give a phone call to re-ignite a friendship even if we haven’t talked in years!

 

The sports can be completely recreational...a person entering the court for the first time can have fun and get a workout.  Don’t be intimidate and think you can’t do it…YOU CAN & I BELIEVE YOU’LL WISH YOU HAD TRIED IT SOONER!

 

My TCOY Challenge…if you would like to attend one of my clinics or an open play session, simply contact me and I will give you the details.  I’ve got the equipment, you simply need to SHOW UP!  That’s for an offer you can’t say no to!  Call me at 913-709-6059 or email at lucy@tcoywellness.com.

 

Why am I so passionate about getting people on the court?  I want to see lives changed…for the better.  Your health is your greatest asset.  Please, don’t wait for a crisis to realize this.

 

Below is a great article released today about a racquetball friend who received a grant to play in the Nationals.  Congrats Josh!  You are a walking testimonial of my mantra:  I PLAY. I WIN. 

 

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You are a WARRIOR too. 

In life, we have many battles to fight for well-being. Be pro-active!  

TCOY = Take Care of You! 

Coach Lucy

 

 

  

Colorado Springs, CO – USA Racquetball today announced the recipient of the 2014 John LoMonaco Grant.  Josh Paul of Bettendorf, IA has been selected from among a record 29 applicants to receive the all-expense paid trip to compete in the 2014 U.S. National Singles Championships in Fullerton, CA.  As an active-duty police officer, Josh also qualifies to compete in the Heroes Divisions.

 

Not many players can say that the greatest accomplishment of their racquetball career is helping save a life.  Josh Paul can say he has helped save two!

 

Josh is a police officer and trained first responder.  In October 2013 at the US OPEN he was on the scene when Rick Schacht suffered a heart attack while competing.  Josh was the first to perform CPR on Rick and along with a team of good semaritans and trained professionals helped save Rick’s life that day beyond all odds.

 

In a way, Josh has helped save his own life through racquetball.  After beginning work in the sedentary occupation of law enforcement, Josh saw his weight balloon to 240 pounds.  After returning to racquetball, a sport he picked up in college, he now sweats away calories five days a week playing racquetball at three different clubs.  He’s back in shape and has shed 40 pounds.

 

Josh also makes significant contributions to the sport at the local level.  He promotes leagues, assists in directing two annual tournaments, maintains local and state racquetball websites and volunteers as Treasurer of the Iowa Racquetball Association.  Having contributed so much to racquetball by the young age of 32, the sky is the limit for his future in the sport.

 

Josh has long dreamt of participating in the USA Racquetball National Singles Championships.  Thanks to the John LoMonaco Memorial Grant, he’ll live that dream this year.  Josh will be documenting his experience with images and stories to share with the USA Racquetball family.

 

Racquetball Enriches Well-Being

Check out my July article in the Kansas City Health and Wellness Magazine – hard copies throughout Johnson County or  for on-line version:  http://kchealthandwellness.com/racquetball-enriches-well-being/

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Larry is 81 and we have utilized racquetball personal training on a weekly basis since 2005!  One major key to fitness is having fun and enjoying the workout.  When I asked Larry what advice he would like to share with others, he commented:  Keep Active…you’ll never regret it!

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I’m doing WOMEN ONLY CLINICS too!  A five-week series that meet once a week for an hour (most participants are staying longer because the love the workout!).  Whether your a complete beginner or played years ago…this is a FUN way to get exercise and let go of all that built up stress.  Seriously, it’s a blast!

NEW CLINICS FORMING ~ I am offering various times and days.  Contact me directly:  lucy@tcoywellness.com or 913-709-6059.

Special Note:  If you would like for me to come to YOUR club and do a clinic or private instruction, all levels, let’s talk.  Thirty plus years of racquetball coaching ~ I love teaching as much as playing!

See you on the courts…

Coach Lucy

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Do You Need A Technology Detox?

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We’ve increased technology yet become more sedentary, stressed and isolated. 24/7 techno junkies. Technology can be an addiction and anything to an extreme results in imbalance, thus will produce issues.

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Wellness is about balance: head, heart and body.  Often a person is depleted in one or two areas and the consequences are revealed.  For example, if a persons priority is to lose weight, beware. Granted there has been a short term goal and commitment; however, if it is not attached with an emotional long term goal (lifestyle vs. losing weight), the roller coaster will most likely continue.  Instead, decide to get healthy and in the process you will need to lose weight.

There are many apps and technology tools to help; however, the motivation needs to be internal.  Dig a little deeper and get to know your “why”.  Attach emotions to it too.  Then, when those challenging days come, and they will, remind yourself of your WHY.

Technology may wake you in the morning and be a part of your everyday life; but utilize it well. Remember to embrace face-to-face relationships, enjoy nature and relaxing without your phone or computer .  Detox from technology for a few hours each day and even for a day.

I remember taking a week’s vacation to the Bahamas’ with my teenage daughter a few years ago.   We choice to detox with no cell phones or e-mail.  The first day we were adjusting to the disconnect but after that, the vacation time was truly that…a vacation.

Are you plugged in 24/7?  Take my TCOY Challenge and detox from technology.  Spring is here…get outside and enjoy all Mother Nature has to offer.

BREATHE:  Inhale WELLNESS.  Exhale sickness. 

Your HEALTH is calling…don’t wait for the 911 call to answer.   Coach Lucy

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The Greatest Moment of My Life…

So you’re looking through the magazines, watching TV shows or movies and seeing all these “PERFECT” people in perfect scenes right?

Wrong…call it photo-shop and editing.

It’s great to have goals; yet, I’d suggest focusing on the progress. Perfection is short lived if at all.

The process and strive is where the greatest moments live. I just completed a goal I called “Team Kupish”, I experienced many great moments along the way during my training. Obtaining my goal was a highlight but it was only a fraction of my joy.

Micah Bartel summarizes this point with a great video with some very funny commentary too!

“This IS the greatest moment of my life…so close. This is wasting all my battery,”

Enjoy the practice and remember not to take yourself so seriously, no one else does. :)

Coach Lucy

2012 – The 4th Annual Tweak the Treat – VIDEO!

Take a moment and view the 2012 Video.  This is a Post Halloween Event focusing on total wellness:  Head, Heart and Body.  Created by Lucy DelSarto.

As a wellness ambassador and coach, my passion is to help others improve their quality of life. My TCOY (Take Care of You) Wellness philosophy is to address the whole person for well-being.

I wanted to inspire others and create an event to bring families together, get people physically active and show our gratitude to our US Troops.

The Sunday following Halloween, kids and adults bring in their excessive treats, fun activities and guest passes are provided; participants then write notes to be included in the care-packages sent overseas to our troops.

The event continues to grow every year.  Check out past year video’s on YouTube under “Tweak the Treat”…and share with others.

Coach Lucy

If you would like to know more,

  • contact Lucy DelSarto, lucy@tcoywellness.com. 
  • Visit:  http://www.tcoywellness.com
  • please LIKE our fanpage on Facebook “www.facebook.com/tweakthetreat”.

A very special thanks to our sponsors: 

TCOY Wellness, Durrie Vision, AppleTree Dentistry, Klein Orthodontics, Tiger Rock Karate – Olathe, The Studio 56 / Diana & Randy Foster; Rosco Halsey of Edward Jones; Prairie Life Fitness -Olathe, Dr. Cindy Taylor, DVM – Quivira Crossing Vet Clinic, Dr. Michael Flanery – Flanery Chiropractor, Carol Miner – Balloon Garden, Mannatech, Monkey Bizness – Olathe, Little Monkey Bizness – Shawnee, Bethany Spilde – Social Buzz Media, Title Boxing – Olathe, Cosmic Golf, Kosama – Overland Park, Jennifer Shelton Yoga, St. Andrews Golf Course and Jason’s Deli – Olathe.

  • Army Representative:  BJ Longston
  • Video created by:  Shea DelSarto
  • Song:  Good To Be Alive by Jason Gray
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Are You Guilty of “Goal Vaulting” In Life?

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Are You Guilty of “Goal Vaulting” In Life?

Decades ago I heard the term “goal vaulting”. It was a real eye opener about the way I was reacting with my personal competitions and in some areas of my life.  Awareness is the first step in change and I’m happy to have learned this lesson sooner rather than later in life.  Allow me to explain the concept and how it may be impacting your life too.

As a competitive athlete I am very determined, disciplined and committed.  Any strength can become a weakness if not balanced. My desire to be a professional athlete meant daily training and competing in two or three tournaments every month. I put a tremendous amount of pressure and demands on myself during my highly competitive years.

Granted, I had numerous sponsors and the prize money was only given to first and second place finishers but, there’s more to competing than winning or losing.  The mental aspect is as important as the physical.  I was “goal vaulting” my performances.  I would train and focus on competing in a specific tournament, play well, and even win. However, while driving home I was already diminishing my victory and thinking about my next tournament.

Goal vaulting is jumping from one goal into the next goal without taking time to acknowledge and celebrate your efforts and achievement.  As you can imagine, this can create burnout and other challenges.

Have you ever had a project in school, at work or at home that involved an intense amount of time and effort to complete?  Once finished, did you immediately immerse yourself in another project or did you take some time to reward yourself for all your hard work?  This can even apply in relationships; parents often fail to realize the effects of their influence until after their child becomes an adult.

Sadly, I feel today’s society focuses far too much on just the end results, pushing many to the brink of exhaustion striving for constant perfection.  Therein lies the misconception, perfection is short lived, if obtained at all.  Life is not about perfection nor the destination; it is about the journey and what happens along the way.

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One of my all-time favorite books, which later became a movie, is The Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman.  The story contains great insight and wisdom and, because it made a profound impact on me, I highly recommend it to others. Live in the present moment not in the past or the future.  Enjoy the journey, be happy and find the joy in life.

My competitiveness is still alive and well but my focus is on striving to be the best I can every day in every situation, on and off the court.  We can only control our efforts, not the outcome. Worrying is negative goal setting for the future and fear-based.  Let go of the past and spend time focusing on the present, in faith.

Our greatest fear isCLICK HERE (this is true for everyone)!

January is, for many, a time to set goals with the start of the new year.  My advice is: focus on your WHY.  Knowing “why” attaches emotion to the goal and this internal motivator will inspire you when the external factors begin to press down on you.

It is never too late to be what you want to be.  Every day provides new opportunities.

Interested in learning more about my personal wellness coaching, company wellness program or learn more about my speaking engagements?  Contact me ~ Video Business Card.    Confidence comes in DOING…so let’s DO WELLNESS together.  Until next month…TCOY

Coach Lucy

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